Photo: Courtesy of Social Media Week.
Unless you prefer to remain completely anonymous, we'd venture to guess you're on at least one social-media channel — and that's being conservative, of course. While you might be using Facebook or Pinterest to share snaps of your amazing vacation, businesses are using them to keep up — or ahead — of the competition. But no matter what your reasoning is for staying wired, there's always something new to learn. And, to help you (and us) do just that, there's Social Media Week, taking place September 23 through 27.
Better clear some time in your schedule, because more than 180 educational and networking events are being offered all around the city in the areas of advertising and marketing, business and entrepreneurship, media and publishing, culture and lifestyle, and many others — most of which are led by power players behind some of Chicago's biggest companies. The best part? All of these seminars are free; all you have to do is register.
But considering SMW attracts thousands of attendees, events do tend to fill up rather quickly. So, to ensure that you get priority access and eliminate the hassle of signing up for each event individually, there's also the option to purchase an Insider Pass for $149. If that's not in your budget, we hear you — which is why we're giving away five Insider Passes to the first five readers to RSVP here. We say, that's #prettyawesome.
For more information about Social Media Week, visit the official Chicago page.